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obama play in authorizing, if that's the right word, permitting, supporting the biden negotiations? >> well, after mcconnell called biden and said does anyone down there know how to make a deal, biden went to the president, and got his okay to plunge in here at the last minute. you almost wondered if it was wired this way all along. you kind of knew they were going to save the day at the very last minute and i must say, i think i and a lot of americans probably felt a little bit had by all of the drama and the tension. in the end, the only they they really could do, they did. >> do you think the obama/boehner paralysis was a set-up? or was that authentic? >> that's authentic. the president tried to walk down the aisle with boehner twice. and boehner couldn't deliver. he cannot control his caucus. now whether anybody could is another question. >> you know what scrambled eggs are. >> yes. >> are you in the position, aamongst scrambling all of these eggs, because a viewer has to understand this, one of the things that obama did, well, he dispatched biden out there -- >> what is obama'
. it appears that barack obama received three votes for president and joseph biden received three votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of the district of columbia seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received three votes for president and joseph biden received three votes for vice president. >> mr. president, certificate of the state of florida seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received 29 votes for president and joseph biden received 29 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of georgia seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that mr. romney received 16 votes for vice president and paul ryan received 16 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of hawaii seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received four votes for president and joseph biden received four votes for vice president. >> mr. president, their certificate of the state of idaho seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that mit
has affirmed president obama's re-election. vice president joe biden redied over and announced the valleys. the final count was president obama 332, and republican mitt romney 206. here's is that session. it is about 30 minutes. >> the senators and house of represents are to count the votes of the states for president and vice president of the united states. after ascertainment has been had they will count the votes. the parties of the two houses will take their place at the clerk's desk. >> the tellers will read the portions of the certificate pppings our regular form will read the votes by each state beginning with alabama. >> the certificate of alabama and it appears from that mitt romney received nine votes for president and paul ryan of the state of wisconsin received nine votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the vote of the state of alaska. it appears that mitt romney of the commonwealth of massachusetts received three votes for president and paul ryan received three votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vot
of the vote was announced today in congress as a formality. as you just heard from joe biden mr. obama captured more than the 270 votes needed to win the presidency. he will be sworn in for his second time january 20th. the december jobs report was released today and shows an up tick in hiring last month. employers added jobs last december but the unemployment went unchanged at 7.8%. much of gains come from growth in construction due to a massive rebuilding effort after super storm sandy. those number sent stocks up today for all three market with the s and p closing at it's highest level since 2007. >> another bay area lawmaker has been named to a new gun violence prevention task force. the congresswoman will serve as vice chair and representative mike thompson from napa will be the chairman. they will be looking into ways to prevent mass shootings like the ones in newtown connecticut. you may also remember she was seriously wounded by gun fire in 1978 when she and the then congresswoman were investigating the people's temple cut. ryan and several others were killed. >> the former con
. but the obama and biden families want to celebrate it with more than just the usual tradition. the presidential inaugural committee is calling for a national day of service on saturday, january 19th. it will coincide with the inauguration as well as martin luther king jr. day. the committee has a list of ways to serve on its website at 2013pic.org/service. >>> you can bet that quite a few of the hundreds of thousands flocking to the national mall will have smart phones. cell phone companies are getting ready. "the washington post" says at least nine temporary cell phone towers are coming to places around the mall. the change comes after many complained about slow service at the last inauguration caused by bandwidth congestion. that was before many people had more high capacity smart phones. >>> and it's a sign we're in the digital age. billions of tweets are being archived for the purpose of history. the library of congress says it's collected about 170 billion tweets in the last three years. twitter is apparently donating much of its archive to the library. what's likely to be the most notewor
in a joint session of congress, joe biden and president obama officially won the count in the electoral college system. and as we go to a break, let's listen to the vice president announce the big win, accompanied with a little arena rock to biden things up a bit. >> barack obama, the state of illinois has received for president of the united states 332 votes. mitt romney the state of massachusetts has received 206 votes. joseph biden of the state of delaware has received for vice president of the united states 332 votes. paul ryan in the state of wisconsin received 206 votes. the joint session is dissolved. ♪ more than a feeling, more than a feeling ♪ setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. the blissful pause just before that rich sweetness touches your lips. the delightful discovery, the mid-sweetening realization that you have the house all to yourself. well, almost. the sweet reward, making a delicious choice that's
not to negotiate with president obama, president obama was promising not to negotiate over the debt limit, and vice president biden seemed like the only one left in a good mood. >> public service was never meant to be an easy living. extraordinary challenges demand extraordinary leadership. so if you've come here to see your name in the lights or to pass off a political victory as some accomplishment, you've come to the wrong place. the door is right behind you. >> i think most of our members, and we are never unanimous, but we do have consensus, most of our members know that for the president to have leverage on the next hurdles that we face that we had to get over this hurdle. gwen: the president signed the budget bills after resuming his holiday vacation in hawaii and before congress today officially certified the electoral college vote that will return him to the white house. but things are by no means settled here in washington because there is almost certainly more to come. the folks around this table have covered this epic political and policy battle around the clock. literally, as joe biden
with the obamas and the bidens and i said i will call her and the lady who called set i have to get her cleared and it is not easy so let me know quick. i called my daughter at 6:00 a.m. in the morning, and in another are she called back saying you get five of us in. i was so embarrassed, my son-in-law and my grandson, i got that much swing. we went in that house, walked up the gate that morning and all those women and men, you would have thought i was a rock star. my grandson was this big looking at me saying they have never been involved in any of this. we get into the white house and they pulled me out separate and meeting all the people and signed the bill, that was an awesome walk down the red carpet. the feeling i had because i had prayed so hard, you're not supposed to pray for personal things like that but i had prayed that would send a message. it was the first bill he signed into law. i was the second one that got to dance with him at the neighborhood. there's a picture in the hardback washington post and you can get them on line. while we were revers he said we are going to do this.
, because we have a vision of putting biden and canter together. and biden, he loves president obama, right. you have a strong sense of him h being on the president's side and much less so for canter, but i wonder about insights into that, matt, about how he built mower. one of the favorite quotes of mine about canter is that he returned the text messages of these new freshmen, so there is a language in the new york magazine, i can text canter and get a response within minutes and i don't know boehner's cell phone number. this is in 2010. is there unlike anything that we have seen for boehner's lack to build a party. >> well, there is a grass root idea to cut the size of government, but the people who hold the power don't want to run on that, because they believe they will lose elections, so there is not any legislative or intellectual groundwork for cutting government. they say we want to cut government and not tell you why, and they are scared to. that is the john boehner side and the canter side, there is a new rumpway, the people who are e behind the challenge to boehner and the post ro
by vice president joe biden confirmed the 332 lech ral votes for president obama. so who will be the next lawmaker to receive that same honor? joining me now, brian bointler and amy stoddard from the hill. thanks for coming in on a saturday. amy, let me start with you. a few weeks ago, this conversation was all about hillary clinton, but there are other names making news right now. let's start with a man we just saw, america's happy warrior, vice president joe biden had a good week. age might be a factor, though, but can we discount the role he's played in the most important fiscal deal of the last few years? >> no, we can't, and i think he's underrated. i think he's underappreciated. he is the subject of many jokes as everyone knows. >> he's had one or two, but he has clearly been just really an incredible players in many dram as and key legislative battles getting to a decision on the 2012 election on the package of tax cuts and getting to a deal in 2011 to avert default, getting to a package to avert the fiscal cliff, all at the 11th hour and because of his longstanding relationships o
's no mention of joe biden in the e-mail and basically the pitch was hey, mitch mcconnell kept barack obama's hands out of your pockets. mitch mcconnell kept taxes from going up on 99% of kentuckyians and 99% of americans and that's his story and he's sticking to it. >> it doesn't hurt that he has $7 million in his campaign war chest. >> and he's raising all of the time. james carroll. >> thank you for having me. >>> be sure to catch mitch mcconnell on "meet the press" check your local listings for time. >>> republicans may not be so firm on other issues. in fact, they could be considering a shift of sorts. those issues could play out as soon as the party prepares for its annual winter meeting in north carolina later this month. a formerful troising press secretary for the 2012 obama campaign upon. jane, good to see you. >> good to see you, too. >> matt, deputy assistant to george w. bush. good saturday afternoon toeth bo of you. >> same to you. >> let me start with you, matt. the republican party, of course, suffered from the lack of latino support and president obama took more than 71% la
. it is a very good deal for the american people. and i think president obama and the democrats and biden, and i think mitch mcconnell also deserves a lot of credit, as do senate republicans who overwhelmingly voted for this deal. >> a lot of people, though, certainly didn't like how it played out and all the bickering going on in washington. >> no question about that. >> can we really hope that this time around, with the 113th congress, it will be any different? some people called the last congress the worst ever. will anything get done with the fresh new faces in the mix? >> i think that depends on all the parties involved. compromise with the other side. i think moving forward, you know, a lot of it depends on the president of the united states, his leadership, his agenda, democratic-controlled senate and how they'll move forward. the senate never even passed a budget. will they be able to come to the table and put their cards on the table for how they want to move forward for the american people? the president promised immigration reform his first month in office in his first term and kicked
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is to have everyone say that we're all going to stick by what we have done. >> barack obama's approaches that of ronald reagan. he does not get into specifics or bring in everyone in the room. that is not his style. joe biden fill that in. he was an independent for 36 years. he served with mitch mcconnell. it had broken down obviously between the president and the speaker of the house and the speaker could not deliver the republican membership. it was by a default. but for them, there was not a deal. >> charles. >> reelected president to is committed to a certain strengthening of the entitlement state. he wanted health care to be universal. he has this idea that his job, his mission is to fix the increasing inequality in the country. i do not think he has any interest in cutting entitlements because he thinks it will hurt the ordinary american. you have a republican party committed to attacking the debt and that is why you have a stalemate. apart from the personal, petty stuff, that is the major issue why we are stock. as mark indicated, they elect a republican house, and that is why eve
and they are not able to cobble together a deal but talks have stalled between president obama and speaker boehner, what happens when politics happens. michigan mcconnell calls up vice president biden and the deal is struck. that is politics, it's messy. >> a lot of folks that casually follow politics will say, that it doesn't have to be that messy. there's no reason to -- >> it's always that messy, craig. >> it's not always that messy. you know that. >> very often congress is. we saw even on the house familiar this week. speaker boehner is having a hard time with his own party. not only with, between the parties is it rough, but it's rough within the parties. >> perry, congress, i want to follow-up with what robert costa said there, has it always been this bad more maybe it missed something? >> i do not agree that it has always been this bad. particularly how few laws that congress has passed that is historically unusual. a small number of laws. we should note that i'm not sure that house republicans, you talk to allen west and rand paul, they did not come to washington to pass a lot of laws. they came
: president obama says he wants action on gun legislation this year. he has asked vice president biden to lead a task force to come up with recommendations on gun policy. they're expected this month. martin? >> athena, thanks very much. >>> disgraced cycling legend lance armstrong has denied doping over and over again. but the "new york times" now reports he may be considering a public confession. how likely is that? i'm putting that question to a legal analyst, straight ahead. c'mon dad! i'm here to unleash my inner cowboy... instead i got heartburn. [ horse neighs ] hold up partner. prilosec isn't for fast relief. try alka-seltzer. kills heartburn fast. yeehaw! >>> lance am strong and doping. overwhelming evidence he was involved in a doping program, charges he has repeatedly denied. but the "new york times" reports that armstrong is actually thinking about confessing. is he finally going to come clean? well, joining me now is sportsillustrated legal analyst, michael caine. thank you for being with us. let me askyou, after so many denials, and we have heard them over and over and over, do yo
but is expected to face opposition by those who say it's filled with port barrel projects. >> barack obama the state of illinois has received 332 votes, mitt romney the state of massachusetts has received 206 votes. >>> vice president joe biden released the electoral vote. the constitution says it's not official until the electoral college votes are counted. >>> the new film zero dark 30 about the killing of osama bin laden is drawing high praise as well as some pointed criticism. ktvu's rita williams tells us about a controversial part of the movie that has people protesting. >> never legal, never moral, never accepted. >> reporter: an unusual protest outside an emeryville theater today about this. the new film zero dark 30 about the hunt for osama bin laden. >> i'm not your friend. i'm not going to help you. i'm going to break you. >> reporter: in the movie the interrogations inclued waterboarding and the implication that torture provided the information that led to osama bin laden. senators dianne feinstein and former pow john mccain say that's not what the cia told them. >> torture doe
president joe biden presided over a joint session today to hear a tally of the electoral college vote which confirms president obama's re- election. the final tally gave obama 51.1 percent of the popular vote - and mitt romney - 47.2 percent. >>> it's not often you get a historical do-over. but in a few weeks, supreme court chief justice john roberts will get another shot at swearing in president obama. you may remember that roberts bungled the words of the presidential oath - during the first ceremony in 2009. but the president says he looks forward to having justice roberts do it again. the constitution mandates that inauguration day happen on january 20-th. but this year, that falls on a sunday. so the president will take the oath in private on sunday, and again on monday in a public ceremony. >>> what looked like a congressional photo-op turned out to be a photo- shop. a picture released by house minority leader nancy pelosi's office shows the 61 democratic congresswomen sworn in yesterday. they're standing on the steps of capitol hill. but, it turns out that four of the women weren't a
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